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April 18, 2014

The Best Place to Watch the Monaco F1: a Luxury Charter Yacht

There are just six weeks to go until arguably the most popular race on the Formula 1 Circuit takes place in the heart of Monaco and in view of some of our most luxurious yachts for charter.

There will be four days of racing, beginning on the 22nd May, but the main event, the electrifying Monaco Grand Prix will be held in the heart of the picturesque principality, nestled between France and the Mediterranean Sea, on May 25th.

Port Hercules - the perfect place to charter a yacht

For many Formula 1 fans the Monaco Grand Prix is the most exciting to watch as it is played out on the narrow roads which wind round the world’s second smallest country. The circuit also takes drivers tantalizingly close to the port of Monaco, where many of our available yachts for charter are berthed at this busy time of year.

Over the next month Monaco will be transformed into a daring race track with stands currently being erected for thousands of spectators who come to Monaco annually to watch the race live. Meanwhile, tens of millions more will be preparing to catch the start of the race on television sets across the globe.

Yet undoubtedly the best place from which to watch the 260 kilometre long race is from the deck of a luxury yacht in the glamorous Port Hercules, where you would be in the shadow of the majestic Rock where the Prince’s Palace grandly sits.

With a glass of champagne in hand and ear muffs firmly in place (though perhaps not so necessary this season), it is a once in a lifetime experience to witness the drivers tear around the track a total of 78 times from the teak deck and supreme comfort of a superyacht.

To find out more about the Monaco Grand Prix click here, or to view the luxury yacht you could charter for this unique experience, follow this link.


March 14, 2014

Why Investing in a Corporate Yacht Charter Makes Perfect Sense

As tens of hundreds of people flood into Cannes this week to attend MIPIM, the world’s most important luxury real estate exhibition, hotel reservations will be at their highest for 2014. The upmarket seaside resort is spoiled choice in terms of hotels and rental accommodation with something for every budget, taste and style.

Yet not everyone will have chosen to stay in a luxury suite or rented villa, having decided instead to take advantage of Cannes’ coastal location on the Cote d’Azur….and instead charter a private yacht! The Palais des Festivals where MIPIM is held is just a stone’s throw from the port; where the majority of yacht charters are berthed, and renting a crewed vessel for an event such as this is a welcome alternative.

The big advantage of a yacht at MIPIM is for receptions. A yacht moored directly opposite the Palais de Festival is an ideal base to invite clients back to for a private meeting that is really going to make an impression. The dock is only yards from the Palais, and guests will immediately be greeted by uniformed yacht crew with a glass of golden Champagne on a silver try, with selections of canapés; and invited up to the sundeck. You can’t get a much better platform to attempt to close a multi-million pound property deal!

MIPIM corporate yacht charter

These are the top 5 reasons why a corporate yacht charter makes sense for these events, including the F1 Monaco Grand Prix or the Cannes Film Festival:

1. The cost of hiring a luxury yacht charter is highly competitive and not too dissimilar (per head) to what you might expect to pay for putting staff up in a hotel of a comparable standard.
2. All our boats available for corporate yacht charter are furnished to the highest standards and have a full crew on hand to tend to your every wish. They are also highly private, secure and discrete.
3. Luxury yacht charters are often deceptively large, with the upper decks providing the perfect venue for  entertaining or boat parties during an event.
4. All of our yachts are hired with a professional crew on board, including first rate chefs and experienced stewardesses. The level of service and catering is akin to any first class hotel.
5. A corporate yacht charter can be just the ticket to incentivise staff, with a short cruise used at the end of the business event to repay your employees for their excellent work!


February 27, 2014

Top 3 Mediterranean Yacht Events to Attend in 2014

Antibes Yacht ShowWith the Mediterranean summer season just around the corner and as the end of the European winter is now in sight, it is time once again, to turn our attention away from the Caribbean and back to Europe, where there are several months of yachting events to look forward to. Here are three of the most important events this summer.

Antibes Yacht Show:
Whilst 2014 kicked off with the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January, the Mediterranean season really gets going in April, with the one of the most important yacht shows of the year taking place in the French Riviera port town of Antibes. This four day show is perfectly timed just before the beginning of high season, allowing guests to browse options for their summer yacht charter in the Mediterranean.

– This year, the show will kick off on April 23rd 2014
– Exhibitor’s cocktail Friday 25th April, a fantastic opportunity to meet the exhibitors and make contacts.
– More information can be found at www.antibesyachtshow.com/en/show/events/.

Palma Superyacht Cup 2014:
As the longest running regatta in Europe, the Palma Superyacht Cup remains an important competition and still attracts huge numbers of superyacht charters. Competitors participate against one another in what is a highly competitive atmosphere. For those looking for a more leisurely time, the Balearic event has plenty of opportunities to attend glamorous events in the evenings.

– The event lasts four days with the first race on the 18th June 2014.
– The event takes place in the old port of Palma de Mallorca – just 10 minutes from the airport.
– The prizes will be awarded on Saturday 21st June 2014.

Monaco Yacht Show:
During July and August, the luxury yacht charter season is in full swing on the Mediterranean – this busy period means there are not many shows or events taking place. However, come September, yachting enthusiasts from around the globe descend on glamorous Monte Carlo for perhaps the most anticipated show of the year – the Monaco Yacht Show.

– The show begins on Wednesday 24th September 2014.
– The event is spread out over 4 days and has over 80 events.
– View over 500 different exhibitors and 100 superyachts over the course of the event.
– Tickets are priced at €80 for a day pass follow this link for more information

The Monaco Yacht Show is by far the most prestigious event in the Mediterranean and is not to be missed for yacht brokers and yacht service providers alike.

2014 promises to be another great year for yachting, and if you would like any further details about these events or about chartering a yacht this year, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at www.aquacruise.com/contact-us/.


January 12, 2014

Largest luxury yachts for charter

Biggest luxury yachts for charter

In a recent post “Luxury Yachts to Charter on a Budget” we showcased a number of our own luxury yachts to charter on a reasonable budget, with similar costs to that of a 5 star luxury resort.

But for those where money is no object then consider the world’s most expensive luxury yachts on the market for 2014! There is the 215ft mega yacht IMAGINE, where guests will be surrounded by fine art, refined hand crafted interiors of the highest quality; and first class highly trained crew are on hand. Or there is the 250ft floating palace AMARYLLIS – accommodating 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including an entire private deck with terrace dedicated to the owner’s suite. There is even a beach club with gym and spa, whilst the sun deck features a 20ft swimming pool. Read the full article “The world’s most expensive luxury yachts for hire


January 6, 2014

New 30m Sunseeker Yacht for private charter Mediterranean

Sunseeker Yacht for private charter Mediterranean

Introducing TUPPENCE, 30m Sunseeker Yacht which is now available for private charter in the Mediterranean for summer 2014! Styled on the acclaimed 34 Metre Yacht – spacious, elegant and practical, the interior is superbly attractive and benefits from exquisite craftsmanship and cutting-edge design.

This luxurious motoryacht offers perfectly proportioned accommodation making it equally suited to families or groups of friends, and boasts a truly capacious master stateroom, complete with private sitting area.

Contact Us now to discuss your 2014 dates, and book your charter today to avoid disappointment!


October 23, 2013

Luxury yachts to charter on a budget


Chartering a luxury yacht on a budget is never going to be easy, but there are some decent sized quality luxury yachts available to charter for a similar budget to a top end luxury holiday. Our broker Daniel Barber has recently published an article which looks at the best ways of getting on the water for an unforgettable luxury holiday starting from €10,000 per week. The yachts reviewed include a Sunseeker Predator 68 (with 2 crew), a Moody 64 luxury sailing yacht, and an Amer 86 motor cruiser. Don’t miss the full article at “Top 5 yachts to charter if you’re not a billionaire


October 22, 2013

Caribbean Yacht Charter – 60m Benetti superyacht

60m Benetti yacht charter | SWANDuring the 2013 / 2014 winter months this fabulous 200ft luxury super yacht will be cruising the beautiful islands of the Caribbean and available for private charter. Charter this luxury yacht to cruise the BVI’s, the Bahamas, or the Grenadines this winter and indulge in a truly unforgettable exclusive Caribbean yacht charter.

SWAN is a Benetti build, launched in 2011 with zero-speed stabilizers, an eight-person hot tub on her sundeck, a gymnasium with a rowing machine and treadmill, an onboard masseuse, a beach club off the stern, a professional-quality discotheque setup on the top deck, a high-speed satellite communications system, a big-screen projector on the aft deck, and a professional crew of 15. The interior decor includes substantial artwork by masters including Dali and Botero. Twelve guests are accommodated in six lavish cabins, including a master suite with views over the yacht’s bow.

While most of the Mediterranean yacht charter vessels built by the Benetti shipyard feature the interior styling of Zuretti Interior Design, SWAN features the sophisticated signature of Pierre-Yves Rochon, Paris. Beige and crème upholstery is accented by dark wood furniture and joinery throughout the superyacht. And cruising at 15 knots all Caribbean destinations are within easy reach cruising aboard superyacht SWAN!

Further details on the Caribbean Charter Yacht SWAN | 60m Benetti…


October 18, 2013

Guide to Caribbean Yacht Charter

Antigua Luxury Yacht CharterThe benevolent summer-long sunshine, lively Riviera resorts, and glittering azure waters have all faded until next summer. But don’t despair – charter a luxury yacht in the Caribbean this winter! Read our guide to Caribbean Yacht Charters, and search our yachts for charter… What better way to explore the Caribbean than by private luxury yacht?


October 14, 2013

Guide to BVI Luxury Yacht Charters

BVI Luxury Yacht CharterWinter is arriving, and the memories of dreamy summer afternoons aboard your luxury charter yacht on the French Riviera are fading fast…Now is the time to beat the winter blues and rekindle the summer magic by chartering a luxury yacht in the British Virgin Islands! Follow our guide to chartering a yacht in the Caribbean this winter 2013/14…the BVI’s are for relaxing, lying back and taking it easy – escape to the place where you really want to do as little as possible. Read our guide to BVI Luxury Yacht Charters…


October 7, 2013

Benetti Luxury megayacht charter

Benetti Luxury Mega Yacht CharterDIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is a stunning collaboration between owner, designer, and shipyard Benetti Yachts, resulting in a luxury mega yacht that meets the most demanding charter requirements; palatial amounts of space, the very best materials and technology, the highest levels of service, and the utmost privacy and security. This luxury mega yacht is available for charter in the Mediterranean for the summer 2014 season and the Caribbean this winter.

First impressions will be of an imposing, masculine yacht, yet guests will soon discover her many elegant features. Heads will undoubtedly turn when she arrives in St. Tropez or St. Barths. With features such as an elevator to all decks and two on deck panoramic Master Suites, this is a yacht cleverly conceived with charter clients in mind.